Jellicoe 100 - a celebration of Father Jellicoe


Somers Town History Space hosted Jellicoe 100 on 1 December at the St Pancras Old Church, in celebration of our founder Father Basil Jellicoe's arrival in Somers Town 100 years ago.

100 years ago radical priest Father Basil Jellicoe arrived in Somers Town and transformed the area, inspiring the St Pancras Housing movement, clearing slums and starting a community.

The evening included performances from some of the cast of Rob Inglis’ ‘Jellicoe the Musical’, and others with a strong affinity to Somers Town, such as star of TV and stage Cleo Sylvestre, with her band Honey B Mama & Friends and African Drumming from Nkabom.

The performance was adapted from 2003’s ‘Jellicoe the Musical‘ and some original cast took part, including Debbie Radcliffe and Rob Wickham. The original was directed and produced by the actor/director and Rob Inglis, who passed away this year and this will be a tribute to his work.

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